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Our research increases knowledge and understanding of the world we live in and changes the way things work. We analyse complex human situations to find solutions to problems. We evaluate current systems and engage our expertise and the latest methods to improve them. We bring in knowledge from all around the globe to improve life here in the UK, often for the most vulnerable members of society.

If you come to York you will join a world class research community with the highest ranking in the country for getting our research out to the people who need it and improving our society.

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Our research in the centre of national debate


Study puts cost of temporary accomodation in London at £663m

Julie Rugg of the Centre for Housing Policy is commissioned by London councils

Read more  and listen to the BBC radio feature - File on 4

SPSW researchers featured in special issue of The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Professor John Hudson and colleagues author and edit new articles

Read more. Work is also published in The Journal of Social Policy and Administration

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